Sunday, 1 March 2015

FIFA Cancels Nigeria And Ghana Friendly Match In London


Nigeria’s quest to play Ghana next month in London in an international friendly has been scuttled due to a FIFA directive.

According to the FIFA regulations, no country should play two games across two continents in three days.

The Nigeria Football Federation had announced the Super Eagles would play Bolivia on March 26 in Uyo (Africa) and then take on the Black Stars on 29 March in London (Europe).

This means the Ghana Football Association can now consider proposals from teams including Australia.

It has the option to play all two matches during the FIFA free window next month either in Europe or Asia.

Ghana finished second at the just ended 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea after losing 9-8 on penalties to Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles were seeking to use the game against their sworn rivals to kick-start their preparations for the 2017 African qualifiers.

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